General DIY videos
This section contains videos that will help when doing general DIY that does not fit into any other categories. In here you will find videos showing how to remove mould or even how to remove a wall plug with ease.
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It may be necessary to clean debris from your cavity, especially before you install a damp proof course. Debris in the cavity can cause damp to pass from the outside skin of the property to the inside and it can also cause a cold bridge which attracts con
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Lifting floor boards is often required when doing DIY, here we demonstrate an easy way to lift floor boards so that they can be replaced with the minimum of making good afterwards.
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Surface drains can easily become blocked with debris, therefore it is a good idea to clear them before they get blocked and cause problems. Often this is simply a case of lifting off the covers and removing the debris.
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Here we mix mortar to a ratio of 4 sand to 1 cement by volume (never by weight) using a plastic mixing tray and a shovel.
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Damaged patches of Tarmac can easily be repaired inexpensively using a suitable cold lay repair compound.
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A spirit level is very useful when doing a wide variety of DIY projects from wallpapering to installing decking. This video shows how to use a spirit level in normal use and also how to use a level to calculate a fall when installing decking.
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Here I strip wallpaper using Zinsser DIF and Zinsser's paper tiger, this is the best way I have found to remove wallpaper easily and quickly with the least amount of work.
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Removing plaster from walls can be done using a bolster chisel and hammer, but it is much easier with a SDS drill that has a roto stop function and a suitable chisel.
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Battening a ceiling is often required if the ceiling is to be clad. Tongue and groove cladding can be used or special PVC cladding that is designed for use in bathrooms. The important bit is getting the battens level and secure.
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Coving is not always in fashion and can spoil the look of a room. Here we show a quick way to remove the coving using a knock through screwdriver and a hammer.
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How to quickly remove Moss
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This video demonstrates how to drill through a cavity wall
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A hot wire cutter is useful for cutting polystyrene.
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This video shows how to install the Lindam Easy fit safety gate to a landing.
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Detail sander sheets are currently £7 for 5 at B&Q but for the same price you can buy a 5 metre roll of abrasive paper, which can be cut to the same shape as the detail sander sheet and can be glued to one of the old worn out sheets, then when t
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The adhesive used by label manufacturers can be extremely difficult to remove.